Stagville Under the Stars
Friday, February 19, 2016
6 pm to 8 pm
Join Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium to hear African tales about the night sky and peer through telescopes to take a tour of the stars.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information contact Historic Stagville at 919-620-0120.
Kids Hornbook and Scrimshaw Workshop with Rick Sheets
March 15, 2016
Learn about the art of scrimshaw and hornmaking from professional journeyman horner Rick Sheets. This workshop is designed for kids 3rd grade and up. Participants will make a hornbook and scrimshaw keepsake in the tradition of the powder horn engraver. The workshop will be offered in a morning and an afternoon session. Space is limited! Each session will be limited to 8 students. Registration is $4 per participant. Please call the site to register. Horning & Scrimshaw Workshop Flyer
Women’s History Month Lecture with Michelle Lanier
Saturday, March 19th at 11am
Michelle Lanier, director of the NC African American Heritage Commission and the Traditions and Heritage Program of the NC Arts Council, will present “Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory: African American Women and the Dreams for Freedom,” focusing on African American women from North Carolina with a particular emphasis on freedom seeking and freedom dreaming.
Michelle Lanier uses her background as an oral historian and folklorist to connect communities around the state’s rich cultural resources. She also brings the ethical issues of public history and documentary work into the classroom, as an instructor since 2000 with Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Michelle’s work with Gullah communities, which she began at Spelman College and completed through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum in Folklore, paved the way for her to become one of North Carolina’s liaisons to the federal, Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Michelle is currently involved in the powerful work of engaging communities towards envisioning and growing the future of African American heritage in the state of North Carolina.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Due to the content, the recommended audience is high school aged students and adults.